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Photogenerated radical intermediates of vitamin K-1: a time-resolved resonance Raman study

Balakrishnan, G and Umapathy, S (1999) Photogenerated radical intermediates of vitamin K-1: a time-resolved resonance Raman study. In: Journal of Molecular Structure, 475 (1). pp. 5-11.

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Quinones play a vital role in the process of electron transfer in bacterial photosynthetic reaction centers. It is of interest to investigate the photochemical reactions involving quinones with a view to elucidating the structure-function relationships in the biological processes. Resonance Raman spectra of radical anions and the time-resolved resonance Raman spectra of vitamin K-1 (model compound for Q(A) in Rhodopseudomonas viridis, a bacterial photosynthetic reception center) are presented. The photochemical intermediates of vitamin K-1, viz. radical anion, ketyl radical and o-quinone methide have been identified. The vibrational assignments of all these intermediates are made on the basis of comparison with our earlier TR3 studies on radical anions of naphthoquinone and menaquinone. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Molecular Structure
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Vitamin K1;Quinones;Photochemical intermediates
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2011 10:00
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2011 10:00
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/38718

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